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Town Council

Town council is composed of seven individuals (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors) who serve for a four-year term. The current Council was elected in the fall of 2017 the next election is in the fall of 2021. It is Council’s responsibility to oversee the Town’s policy development and ensure, through the Chief Administrative Officer, that policy is implemented by the Town’s Administration. Council also sets the annual operating and capital budgets and sit on a number of boards and committees.

On this page:

Upcoming Meetings
Presenting to Council
Council News
Audio Recordings of Meetings

Current Council

From left; Councillor Colin Needham, Councillor Byron Schamehorn, Councillor Orren Ford, Mayor Tom Tarpey, Deputy Mayor Elain Manzer, Councillor Johanna Downing, and Councillor Don Good.
TitleNamePhoneEmail
MayorTom Tarpey780-624-7070ttarpey@peaceriver.ca
Deputy MayorElaine Manzer780-624-3988emanzer@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorJohanna Downingjdowning@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorOrren Ford780-625-7008oford@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorDon Gooddgood@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorColin Needham780-624-1765cneedham@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorByron Schamehornbschamehorn@peaceriver.ca

Council Meetings

Regular Meetings of Town Council take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, working policy meetings, called Governance and Priorities meetings, meet on the first Monday of each month.
All meetings are open to the public and commence at 5:00 pm in Council Chambers, unless otherwise noted.
Meeting updates are posted live during the meeting via Twitter under the hashtag #YPEcouncil

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • Town Council – Regular Meeting

    August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

  • Town Council – Governance & Priorities

    September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Town Council – Regular Meeting

    September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

  • Town Council – Regular Meeting

    September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

  • Town Council – Governance & Priorities

    October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, happening 9 times

    One event on January 3, 2018 at 5:00pm

Presenting to Council

During each meeting there is a designated time for public comments scheduled towards the end. During that time members of the public are invited to comment (two minutes in length) on a topic of discussion listed on the meetings agenda. Additionally, you can request that a discussion item be brought before Council, to inquire about bringing an item before Council either as a presentation or as a request for discussion please contact the Executive Assistant to the CAO and Council via the form below or by calling 780-624-2574. All requests must be received before noon on the Wednesday preceding the Council meeting you wish to present at.

Please note all items submitted to Council are public. Council meetings are voice recorded and published.

Council News

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Town Council Update – August 13, 2018

Town Council Update - August 13, 2018 Tap or click the titles to view the relevant attachment. Minutes The minutes ...
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Ask TPR Vol. 4

Ask TPR Vol. 4 August 3, 2018 This is the fourth post in an ongoing series called 'Ask TPR' where ...
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Notice of Bylaw Amendments

Notice of Bylaw Amendments Bylaws to amend the Town of Peace River Land Use Bylaw No. 1891 Posted July 26, ...
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Update on Airport Leases

Update on Airport Leases July 23, 2018 Following a series of very productive meetings, we are pleased to announce that ...
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Agendas & Minutes

By following the link above you can access council agendas and minutes from the most recent, to as far back at the year 2000, more will be made available as they are digitized. Recent agendas and minutes are posted the Thursday before each regular council meeting.

Audio Recordings